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lcarlson is a group moderator lcarlson says:

I'm getting threats from another photographer in the area...

www.flickr.com/photos/localm/3076331638/

What would you do?
11:56PM, 11 December 2008 PDT (permalink)

noxious kettle [deleted] says:

watch non-metal bands at homegrown.

realistically, i wouldn't think there is a whole lot you could besides kill them with kindness. if they happen to resist this method and are thickheaded, and you feel in danger (or don't want to deal with a potential argument/fight and dealing with authorities), i'd honestly inform police or something beforehand. nothing much they could really do, but if it ever happened, you wouldn't be held liable. if you don't think this won't happen at all, i'd probably just try to ignore them and not stoop to their level. hope this helps, at all?
118 months ago (permalink)

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lcarlson is a group moderator lcarlson says:

Thanks Alex. That's pretty much how things have gone thus far. I've done nothing to the man, except use my flash at shows...
118 months ago (permalink)

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JulesAmeel is a group moderator JulesAmeel says:

id just ignore it. block him on all internet networking sites. he has no real authority at shows so you do what you do till someone who does tells you otherwise.
i blocked him after he attacked u in a comment of a picture of mine, that's total BS he's gota relax, dont do anything to provoke him... besides maybe a flash or two
118 months ago (permalink)

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whitejade85 says:

I agree. Ignore it. People like that just thrive on the attention.
118 months ago (permalink)

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Hambone Lewinski is a group administrator Hambone Lewinski says:

Next time you see him, give him a wrap-around hug and pet his long golden mane. Then delicately whisper in his ear, "I've missed you so much."

Jason
118 months ago (permalink)

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N. Lindstrom Photo is a group administrator N. Lindstrom Photo says:

Ha! Who is this guy? I remember him being banned from this group, but I dont know what the hell his deal is...........

Anyway, its the internet. Its not too hard to make threats when your at home behind a monitor........

Ignore this clown.
118 months ago (permalink)

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K. Praslowicz is a group administrator K. Praslowicz says:

I'd be more concerned that metal bands still paint their faces and think they don't look rediculous.

Just my opinion.
118 months ago (permalink)

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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer is a group administrator Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer says:

This has been going on for too long. Dude is a total jackass. He will get his.
Maybe we should all get our flashes on camera during homegrown and take flash photos of him taking photos. That would be funny.
118 months ago (permalink)

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N. Lindstrom Photo is a group administrator N. Lindstrom Photo says:

^^In! : ) ^^
118 months ago (permalink)

noxious kettle [deleted] says:

"I'd be more concerned that metal bands still paint their faces and think they don't look rediculous."

tell that to king diamond!


118 months ago (permalink)

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Drew C is a group moderator Drew C says:

what a goon. it looks like half of his first page of photos use flash. and not very well.
118 months ago (permalink)

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lcarlson is a group moderator lcarlson says:

I'm happy you guys understand the situation.
118 months ago (permalink)

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maxcaven is a group moderator maxcaven says:

I say the bigger dudes in the dpg just stand over Laramie at homegrown, and if that dudes try's anything...

But seriously, Laramie, don't let this idoit get to you. Is there a back story to this flash thing?
118 months ago (permalink)

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Hambone Lewinski is a group administrator Hambone Lewinski says:

"I'd be more concerned that metal bands still paint their faces and think they don't look rediculous."

That was a band? I thought it was a weird sex-fetish thing, like furries.

Jason
118 months ago (permalink)

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Drew C is a group moderator Drew C says:

yeah, in one of jules' images, laramie commented on how wonderful the stage lighting is, and the goon took it as 'use of flash' and made some dumbass remark. he was promptly deleted and banned by jules if i'm not mistaken
118 months ago (permalink)

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fallfaceforward says:

i'm always looking to flex it. we could wear camera straps on our arms and be the DPG gang.
118 months ago (permalink)

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lcarlson is a group moderator lcarlson says:

I worked with him for a little while actually. I remember a few remarks he made about flash at some shows...
But as soon as I started hanging with Jimi more, he became more of an ass on the internet towards both of us, making disparaging remarks at almost any chance. We had the homegrown photo show at luce last April, and I was going to invite him, until he made more negative remarks. He got all pissy over not being invited into the show. I haven't interacted with him until recently when he's been making comments on my pictures and other people's pictures attacking either Jimi or I.

I've got no problem with the man, and it's gonna stay that way.

As for bodyguards, I call on Randall and Jason.
118 months ago (permalink)

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ectro is a group moderator ectro says:

i got your back !
118 months ago (permalink)

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Hambone Lewinski is a group administrator Hambone Lewinski says:

"As for bodyguards, I call on Randall and Jason."

Awwwww, you just know that I'm not afraid to bite and pull hair.

Jason
118 months ago (permalink)

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fallfaceforward says:

i don't know laramie, i'm a woman and we can get quite nasty. my high heels also double as daggers.
118 months ago (permalink)

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Shana Jo/A Mother's Soul is a group administrator Shana Jo/A Mother's Soul says:

I'd ignore him like the others have said. But if you see him out and about, and he so much as looks at you funny I'd call the cops. He clearly has some anger management issues.
118 months ago (permalink)

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tina_p0608 says:

Im with Natalie.
Im not afraid to defend myself or a friend, and Natalie can second that, she has seen me in action.

Otherwise if he comes up to you in public, call the cops. They may not be able to do much, but then he will know you are serious.
118 months ago (permalink)

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Captain Campion says:

This guy has serious issues it seems ... and I agree w/ the comment that he has no authority over you and the use of a flash ... he could politely ask you to stand away, etc if he thought it was "ruining" his shot but it seems he is not really rational enough for that so I say just ignore him ... also if he tries to start it w/ you out in public tell him to back off or you'll call the cops and follow through with it .... these guys thrive on being hostile and "dangerous" (usually only in there own minds)
118 months ago (permalink)

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Karl W. is a group moderator Karl W. says:

lol, I'm so tempted to join in and be a smart oss.
118 months ago (permalink)

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Noreeyay says:

Wow and here I thought Cleveland was rough lol.
118 months ago (permalink)

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jeremiahbrown says:

I had no idea local band photography was so competitive. I hope folks know what an ass this guy is and choose not use his services, but thats just me. I got your back man.
118 months ago (permalink)

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Drew C is a group moderator Drew C says:

i wouldnt call what localm does 'band photography'
118 months ago (permalink)

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Karl W. is a group moderator Karl W. says:

zing!
118 months ago (permalink)

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Drew C is a group moderator Drew C says:

i think your avatar makes that 'zing' comment so much better
118 months ago (permalink)

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lcarlson is a group moderator lcarlson says:

Well, it turns out Drew got a nasty message from localm.com.
Here is a picture of this guy, just so you guys know.

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118 months ago (permalink)

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JustinSinks is a group administrator JustinSinks says:

Sounds like he had a man crush on you and was threatened by jimi.
118 months ago (permalink)

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Drew C is a group moderator Drew C says:

well. here is a little dialogue from our friend localm.com i'm fairly certain he's looking to get banned/ostracized by as many people/fora as possible.

localm: f*** you
what is band photography to you? must be fun to have mommy and daddy buy your equipment

me: you carry yourself with so much tact, you should be proud. my parents haven't even bought me dinner in 3 years.

i would say photography, not just band photography, in my opinion consists of at least the illusion of technical prowess. maybe prowess is too strong of a word, but technical understanding? intent? i hope i've only seen the worst of your work and you're just hiding the best but for some reason i doubt it. prove me wrong.

localm: f*** you
118 months ago (permalink)

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MOEVIEW is Aaron Molina is a group administrator MOEVIEW is Aaron Molina says:

My 2 cents... Lets put this thing to rest. It is easy to fish for reactions and this is clearly turning into something bad and I think we should back off. This has been a problem with Jimi and Laramie for a long time now and it seems to be spreading into more DPG members. I really don't think this will result into anything other then bad words back and fourth and really what good are we doing by being involved. There is no chance that Localm will back down and by the looks of it this is just fueling him. Hopefull this will be the last post and I can delete this in a day or two. I just don't want DPG to become a dramatic place of anger. Thanks for understanding..

Moe
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